Programs and Events

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Foothill Fibers Guild is meeting via Zoom and in-person gatherings have been suspended until it is safe to do so. Members receive Zoom connection links.

Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.

In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.

Upcoming FFG Programs (Scroll to the bottom for recent programs)

Programs will resume in September – members receive a Zoom link.

Upcoming FFG Events

Virtual Fair Exhibition Tuesday, August 25, 2020  6:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All details are posted in the Members Section under  Member’s Fair Information

Guild Anniversary Challenge: September 22, 2020

Select a photo that inspires you and create something! Details in the newsletter or See Challenge page: Home page → Anniversary section → Challenge

Local Fiber Events

Fiber Arts Get Together – Postponed due to Pandemic usually the first Sunday of the Month at Curious Forge 

See their calendar for details. Beginners through experienced fiber arts makers and crafters are welcome. Bring your spindle, wheel, loom, knitting, crochet, carding, or any other fiber craft you enjoy.

♦ Upcoming Regional Events

Lambtown Festival in Dixon will be a virtual event October 3-4, 2020

Recent Events

June 2020 Annual Picnic via Zoom

December 2019 Holiday Party

 

2019 KVMR Celtic Festival and the FFG Sheep to Shawl

 

2019 County Fair

See a list of First Place and Best of Division Winners

Congratulations Betsy Abrams – Winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award! 

 

June 2019 Annual Picnic and Tailgate Sale

Recent Programs

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 via Zoom

Master Knitter Celia McAdam Cahill discussed how to evaluate and select a sweater pattern that works for you – a good fit and a fun knit.  

McAdam Cahill is a lifelong knitter who became more serious about the calling by becoming a The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) Master Hand Knitter in 2011.  Her resume now includes serving on the TKGA Board of Directors as Vice President of On Site Education, judging the California State Fair knitting competition, and teaching intermediate and advanced technique classes at local yarn shops and at TKGA events.  Her knitwear designs are regularly featured in Cast On Magazine, and she is a frequent contributor of articles on techniques and yarn reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020: We held our first Zoom meeting with a member’s show and tell

Presentation for Tuesday, April 28, 2020 CANCELED due to Pandemic Kimberlee Brown was to discuss Mountainscapes in Layered Hand-painted Fabrics  

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 CANCELED Due to Pandemic

Nevada City resident Eno Jonah was to discuss Heritage and Symbolism in Nigerian Textiles

Tuesday, February 25, 2020: Keith Smith discussed The World of Batik

What is batik? Keith Smith is a fiber artist and batik expert from Auburn, California, who gave a brief history of batik and discussed tools, materials and techniques for its creation. In modern times, batik art and textiles are still being produced in many parts of the world: Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. Keith talked about how he uses the traditional techniques and tools of Indonesian Batik to create contemporary and abstract effects, and showed examples of his own work as well as that of other local artists. He will also share examples of batik from Bali and Java.
Says Keith, “The cauldron of wax reminds me of the foul smelling concoctions I used to cook up in my past life as an organic chemist. Since then I have avidly collected tjaps, had some custom made in Indonesia, and have gradually improved my skills in the use of wax, tjaps and dye to create bold, colorful designs.”’
             

Guild Members can visit the Archives for older newsletters to see past programs